A Spot of Tea

Today —  I think I was so excited and anxious about all our extra events today that I pulled one from tomorrow’s agenda and placed it on today.   Arkansas Advocates did not come today.  At 9 AM Emma said ” Maybe you mixed it up. Check your email. ” ( I hope you totally […]

Global Minded Music and Children

When I was a child I remember thinking and reading about children from other countries and it all seemed so ” foreign  .”  ( Pardon the pun. )   Children of today are surrounded by people, food and media from other cultures all the time.   They go to school and church with children from […]

Random and Deep

  Today is day three without Ms Dallas here. Randy had really hung in there with us. Today during circle time he swept the floor.  You probably dont know this .. but that is a minor miracle.  🙂   He helps out a lot but not usually this type of help ! ( He does […]

Should We Be Colorblind ?

              Today is Martin Luther King day and we had school !   We were missing some of our friends at school today but we had a great day. Mikkeala stayed to play this morning and she started a new sheet for the kids to sign in on.   […]

Happy 5th of May ( early )

Today we celebrated Cinco DeMayo with Mrs. Jeanette.  Mrs. Jeanette was Mary Burton’s former spanish teacher in high school . She lives in Rogers now and is working on her doctorate  . What a wonderful day we had.  She is a special  lady. Listening to her tell the kids stories about Mexico and sing in […]

No Problem Man

Today we visited Jamaica using our imaginations and the pictures and artifacts that Randy and I brought back from our trip.   The kids loved the wooden head. Jamiaca is known for it’s wood art.  The head is a little scary but very interesting.  William took it and said ” Hey, this is weird.Are  YOU […]

Back home and celebrating Mardi Gras

Randy and I are back from our  vacation. We really did have fun.  It is very unusual for us to take vacation in the middle of the year but this cruise was planned by my cousins and they are mostly farmers and can’t be gone in the summer when we are off .  This won’t […]

Wrapping up MLK Day

Remember the brown paint we created yesterday ?   Today we turned that into amazing Martin Luther King. This is called teacher directed art. The kids didnt walk over to the easel and say ” I think I am going to paint Martin Luther King.” I called them over one at a time and reminded […]

Busy Beautiful Day

Our day started off great with Macus,  Kingston’s dad stopping in to read a story. Those are always great times as friends meet a mom or dad and the child learns to share a parent with his or her friends.  Kingston was so proud of his dad reading the story to his friends. The kids […]

Matching Skin Tones

I  had scheduled to go back and do a winter wrap up but I was so intrigued by the kids responses to introducing  Martin Luther King  Jr.that I decided to explore this subject a little longer.  Not only that, but talking to kids about things like this encourage me to be a better person.   […]